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Best Portable Air Compressor Reviews 2017 | Top 9 Air Compressors

How many of you can remember that family trip where you have to pull over on the side because something is wrong with a tire? Well a story our family had, is the inspiration used to write about portable air compressors. These are one of the most handy tools we have ever owned and they can go almost anywhere! Most every air compressor we are going to talk about in this article is powered by a battery which makes it super portable.


Why buy a portable air compressors?

Portable air compressors are so handy to have around. Especially in case something needs air such as a piece of sporting equipment or a car tire. Never worry about the fear of a flat tire, or having to pump up the football before the family flag football game. Instant air in seconds in whatever you need! At the end of each compressor we talk about, we will list two key features of each one for summary reasons.


9, TireTek RX-i Digital Tire Inflator Pump – 12V 160W Portable Air Compressor 40LPM With Auto Cut-Off:

Starting off our list today we have a fantastic portable air compressors here. This thing is built like a tank but is quiet like a spy and could power a mini city. You can easily program this to start/stop whenever needed so that everything you blow up will have a perfect about of air. This air compressor is fully covered for 12 months from when you buy it, which makes it a super low risk purchase, not a whole lot on the line. This air compressors is super easy to operated with different LED lights that indicate all of the different levels that you may need to know such as air pressure. We liked this portable air compressor and put it on our list for a variety of different reasons. 1, it is super underrated. We didn’t find a whole ton of other reviews to compare to ours, but we thought it was an overall great choice and built strong. 2, It is specially designed to save space coming in a portable case, you can leave it anywhere and never have to worry about it taking up too much space.


-How easy it is to you

-Free warranty


8, EPAuto 12V DC Auto Portable Air Compressor Pump w/ Digital Tire Inflator 100 PSI:

Coming in at number 8, we have another great option available for purchase. This one comes with a digital tire inflator. This air compressor is super great on the road. You can plug it into any cigarette lighter socket and bam! You’re ready to go. With this compressor you can easily inflate any car or bike tire. There is a slight LED display to help you know where you’re at numbers wise. This air compressor basically has a mind of its own, it stops putting air in something when it starts to overflow so you don’t really need to know much about air in order to work this. It is super easy to read and operate with 4 easy to read display units PSI, KPA, BAR, KG/CM. This thing is lighter than some babies coming in at just 12 pounds. You can easily carry it wherever and store in any place without worry. All in all we liked this air compressor because of the light weight and the ability to plug it into any car jack.



-Car jack plug


7, EPAuto:

This air compressor is very similar to number 8 in which we just reviewed above. It is made by the same company, but there a couple of different things about each that separate them. Like the one above, it is small, compact, and very light. You can easily just plug this compressor into any cigarette lighter and be on your way. A few of the things that make them different is the price, color, and other reviews we have gotten. We really liked this one because of the slick blue color. It looked super professional and we could easily store in the back ouf our car for easy access. This air compressor is slightly cheaper than the one mentioned above. They are both similar in the fact that everyone that used them loved them. We thought they were both great, but we got even more reviews about this air compressor. Everyone said that it was super easy to store and use. We found this one to be a slight bit more sturdy and durable, which is why we gave it the slight edge against its “neighbor”


-Slick blue color




6, VIAIR 300P Portable Compressor:

This 12 volt beast is a great choice for your portable air compressor needs. This is a very unique compressor because of the great deluxe bundle that is included. It is consisted of a very strong bag, and anti-vibration tray. It may not seem like a whole heck of a lot, but it really takes a ton of someone’s shoulder when they don’t need to spend extra time and money going for that stuff. This compressor is priced a bit more than some of the other compressors on the market, but if you are willing to spend a bit more, you are going to get a fantastic product. When we tried this out, it lasted a super long time and was constructed much better than some of the other ones we bought. You are definitely going to get every penny out of this portable air compressor. We have this beast coming in at the lucky number 7 on our list because of how well it was constructed, and for how much force this baby has.


-How sturdy it is

-How much force it has


5, Kensun AC/DC Rapid Performance Portable Air Compressor :

Coming in at number 5, we have another great option for you. This portable air compressor is made by one of the most trusted named in the automobile accessories market. There is a built in LED light so that you can use this compressor in the pitch black. This mini beast is compact and can easily be stored in any place. This air compressor is a great option because it is one of the most versatile options on the market. It is one of the only ones on our list that can both be plugged into the wall and or cigarette lighter socket. There is an LCD display that will display any important information that you may need when in use. You can use this one at a long 30 minutes at 35 PSI which makes it very useful to keep in the car. We liked using this portable air compressor because of its durability. It wasn’t some random piece of junk and we found it could put up with a lot.



-Build in Flashlight


4, Portable Air Compressor Pump, Digital Tire Inflator:

This pump is made by the same company as 7 and 8 but is a gigantic step up compared to the others. This air compressor is one of the quietest ones we used. You can easily have a conversation while using this one. It is overall super easy to use and operate with little to no setup necessary needed. There is a tiny lamp that comes on it which is nice feature so that you can store in dark areas and not have to worry about lighting. There is a huge cord so that you can plug in anywhere and reach to your desired destination. This air compressor is one of the better options on our list because it isn’t hard to use, and won’t hassle your whole day to use it. This one should last for a super long time and more than likely won’t require much additional fixing.


-Long Cord

-Tiny Lamp


3, Viair 00088 88P Portable Air Compressor:

At number 3, this air compressor is surely going to impress you. There is an option to connect this one right to your car battery. It comes with a pair of alligator clamps to securely go onto any car/other battery. You can pump any tire up to 33’’ all the way to its maximum capacity. This is a fantastic choice to keep in your car in case you need it and only have the car battery to power it. There is a full LED/Power indicator for easy set up/ clean up. Everything on this compressor is made with very durable brass and steel so that it won’t just fall apart in a few days of buying it. It makes it a super safe investment because it isn’t trash. We really liked this compressor in particular because of its unique design, and how compact it was.


-Can connect to car battery

-Durable materials used to construct


2, P.I. Auto Store Premium Digital Tire Inflator:

Getting down to the best of the best of our list, we have another great option that is available on the market currently. This is premium quality into a quality design. The company that produces this compressor specifically listened to its customers to adjust to their needs. Everything is fully automated on this tank, you don’t need to a single extra thing, it will detect everything to the very perfect size for you. Some uses include: Car, Bike, Motorcycle, RV, SUV, ATV and Truck. There is a variety of different sport equipment adapters included in the bundle. We especially liked this air compressor because of the exclusive gift bundle that comes with it. Some of the things include 8 Spare Dust Caps, Presta valve and an exclusive Digital Guide to Tire Care. Overall this is one of the better purchases on the market because the air compressor itself is priced very well for how much of a quality product it already is. In addition, there is a bunch of different things that come with it so you won’t be spending a ton of extra money.


-Huge gift bundle full of important accessories

-The premium quality for a cheaply priced item

1, Viair 00073 70P Heavy Duty Portable Compressor:

Finally getting to the best of the best of our list. This portable air compressor is the same brand as a few of the other ones made but a few things set this one apart from the others. We thought this compressor deserved to be at the top of our list for a variety of different reasons. It is one of the smallest but strongest compressors we have ever tried. You can easily store this bad boy anywhere and could power a huge tire. It works super fast and requires little to no installation, just plug and go! It is built stronger than almost every other compressor we tried so it isn’t just some piece of garbage. This one is super versatile too. You can use it to easily pump up beach toys and sports equipment aside from the car tires in most of the pictures. Yes, a lot of the other portable air compressors that we have talked about in this article have some of these same traits, but what sets this one aside is how it has everything in one. It is the best bargain for your buck easily. We talked / researched this compressor in particular because we decided to place it at the very top of our list and everything we found about it was flawless. Most everyone said it was super easy to use and operate and was built very well. In addition, it is one of the more quiet ones out of the compressors that we tested. Overall, this portable air compressor has everything that you could possibly need in an air compressor. We have this as the best air compressor for purchase currently on the market.


-How many  different traits it has, but more specifically again:


-The long lasting durability

-How compact it is and easy to store/manage

-Carry bag that comes with it

-How quiet but yet strong it is






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